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ᴹQ. inimeite adj. “*feminine” (Category: Female)

ᴹQ. inimeitë, adj. “*feminine” (Category: Female)

An unglossed word in The Etymologies of the 1930s under the root ᴹ√INI “female” (Ety/INI), the equivalent of ᴹQ. hanuvoite and hence probably an adjective meaning “*feminine”. This word is unusual in form, since [ei] generally became [ī] in Quenya, so the expected form is *inimíte.

Conceptual Development: In the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s a word for “feminine, female” was ᴱQ. qimenoite, adjectival form of ᴱQ. qin (qim-) “woman, female” (QL/77). This word reappeared in Early Qenya Word-lists along with variant qimíte, both given after ᴱQ. qinya “female” and thus probably adjectives of similar meaning (PE16/135).

Reference ✧ Ety/INI

Related

Elements

ᴹ√NĪ¹/INI “female”
-ite “(verbal) adjective ending”

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√INI > inimeite [inimeite] ✧ Ety/INI

ᴱQ. qimenoite (qimenoitsi-) adj. “feminine, female” (Category: Female)

See ᴹQ. inimeite for discussion.

References ✧ PE16/135; QL/77

Glosses

Variations

Inflections

qimenoitsi- stem ✧ QL/77

Elements

qin¹ “woman, female” ✧ PE16/135; QL/77
#-noite “adjective suffix” ✧ QL/77 (#-noite)

Cognates